The Fall Line Up

September represents a change in season to most of us. Summer fades to fall, new shows premier on our favorite television stations, and we put away our shorts and flip flops in order to make room for sweaters and tennis shoes.

September also brings to mind the new line up of Halloween themed cozy mysteries from all your favorite authors. While there are a lot of good seasonal mysteries on the horizon I am going to use this blog to highlight a few of mine.

The first mystery with a Halloween setting was actually Second Look, book 2 in my new Writers Retreat Mystery Series. Jack and Jill and the entire gang from the writers retreat agree to take a second look at a five year old investigation involving a murder that took place at a Halloween party thrown by a rich movie star five years prior.

The second Halloween Book to debut this year has also published. Frankencat is book 13 in my Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery Series. Cait and Tara are holding a book club meeting at Coffee Cat Books the week before Halloween. There are twelve participants reading Frankenstein as a storm rolls in. The storm intensifies and the lights go out thrusting the store into darkness. By the time the electricity is restored one of the book club members will be found dead.

Up next is The Haunting, book 7 in my Seacliff High Series. In this seventh book in the series, the gang from Seacliff High are busy planning their annual Haunted Hayride. When strange things begin to happen Alyson suspects the house they have selected to host the party at the end of the hayride might actually be haunted. Alyson decides to pay a visit to the mischievous ghosts who are causing such a ruckus only to find that the ghosts who live there are not at all who she expected to find. Alyson sets out to discover how the ghosts came to be trapped in the house, how they died, and who killed them in a mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. The book publishes on September 5 but is currently available for presale.

And it just wouldn’t be Halloween without a visit from Zak and Zoe and the Gang. In this 27th book in the series Zak has gone Halloween Crazy, while Zoe is trying to overcome the baby bump blues and harness some enthusiasm for the annual Haunted Hamlet. Things seem to be on track for a Spooktacular good time until Zoe stumbles onto a Halloween mystery even she didn’t see coming. Trick or Treason will publish September 26 and is available for presale.

And rounding out our fall lineup is Murder at Midnight, book 7 in the Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mystery Series. Luke is dealing with a personal crisis, layoffs are imminent at the Dolphin Bay Resort, Lani finds a body early one morning while surfing, and in spite of it all the gang are trying to make the best of things by planning a Halloween blow out.  Murder at Midnight will publish on October 3 and is available for presale.

To be entered it win a $5 Amazon gift card comment below and let me now which Halloween themed mystery you are the most excited about.

The winner of the gift card from last week is Pam Jacobsson Perkins. Please email me at to collect your prize.


27 thoughts on “The Fall Line Up

  1. servedogmom says:

    Trick or Treason is my most a anticipated Halloween themed book. I can envision how “l Dr the top” Ask will be decorating!

  2. Ruth Nixon says:

    So hard to choose but here goes Murder at Midnight as I love this series . I enjoyed Frankencat another favorite and looking forward to Trick or Treason.

  3. peggy clayton says:

    Of course my first thoughts were I want to read them all but you asked for one so I am going to pick Trick or Treason and I would buy all of them in print due to my disablity!

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